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Proud to play with my childhood heroes: Aminul Islam

Batting all-rounder Aminul Islam bagged 2 wickets conceding 18 runs against Zimbabwe in the tri-series match.

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Proud to play with my childhood heroes: Aminul Islam
Aminul Islam picks 2/18 against Zimbabwe. Photo: BCB

Teenage all-rounder Aminul Islam experienced a fine debut in international cricket when he claimed 2 for 18 in the tri-series match against Zimbabwe.

The leg spinner looks quite promising with his leg spin and batting skills; the senior Bangladesh cricketers also expressed high hopes about the future prospect of the team.

The 19-year old said he felt too excited to appear in the team with his childhood heroes like Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad.

Aminul said,

“It is a dream for every player to play international cricket and I am feeling very proud as I could play with my childhood heroes.

When I got the chance to bowl, I was a little bit nervous, but Shakib bhai told me to bowl the way I normally do. Later, Riyad [Mahmudullah] bhaiand Mushfiqur bhai also supported me and told me to bowl in the right areas.”

The batting all-rounder played for Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP) in the Dhaka Premier League as a batsman who bowls leg spin.

However, High-Performance Unit’s head coach, Simon Helmut found out his bowling skills and later when veteran cricketers like Wahidul Ghazi, Sohel Islam also notified him, it caught the attention of the national team selectors.

“Actually, from the start of my career and while playing at age level groups, I used to bowl. There was a gap (when I couldn’t bowl) as I had sustained a shoulder injury during the DPL and I stopped bowling.

“When I came to the High-Performance Unit, I started to bowl as my shoulder got better, and in the camp Simon Helmut helped me with my bowling.

“Before that I worked with Wahidul Gani and Sohel Sir. I take advice from both Wahid Sir and Sohel Sir to improve my bowling and try to follow their instructions,” he added.

Unfortunately Aminul has been forced to rule out of Bangladesh’s next match in the tri-series against Afghanistan after suffering a hand injury.

About the injury, Aminul said, “Masakadza hit a ball straight at me and I wanted to save that and it hit me on my hand. There are three stitches on my hand, but I am feeling better now and the pain is much lesser. I will follow the physio’s instructions.”

 

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